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Stone Old Guardian - Bourbon Barrel

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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2418) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
Thanks kathouse for this gem. Pours a murky maroon color. Aromas are big vanilla, coconut, bourbon, sherry. Nice and sweet.. But hoppy too. A nice boozy warmth as it goes down. Dried fruit, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, hops, oak... Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2239) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle...Pour is red with hazy white head..Nose is alcohol, spice, bourbon, heat....Taste is cream, spice, alcohol, heat, caramel..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asceticbrewer (69) - Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bomber to tulip. Pours a hazy reddish brown. Thin, lacey off white head. Aroma is toffee, alcohol, vanilla, and oak. Taste is tannins, toffee, charred oak, vanilla, and tree sap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neepsntatties (1458) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottled served at a Stone Brewing dinner at the west Burnside Zupans (Portland, OR). Many thanks Micah and Peter! Colour...cloudy-dark Amber with garnet hues and a thin ecru head. Nose...burnt sugar, turbo ado syrup, date paste and steeped Zante currants. Palate...incredible booziness, hot, and volatile. There’s gobs of Muscavado sugar here and masisive medjool dates. Christmas pudding abounds and the hops mend nicely on the loooong finish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Stone Brewing World in Escondido. As Stone Guardian’s Slumber 2013. Deep amber color. Lovely aroma of bourbon, vanilla, malt, cookies, caramel and a boozy hint. Sweet flavor with malt, cookies, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, some bitter resinous hops and some alcohol. Rounded mouthfeel. A bit boozy and bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle sent awhile ago. (Shane?) Thanks! A: Light mahogany color, creme colored head, legs. N: Bourbon, vanilla, oxidation, caramel, toffee, candied cherries, heavy hops - pineapple, pine, and peppercorn. Burnt brown sugar, marshmallow. T: Quite bitter, medium sweetness. M: Sticky, heavy body, big alcohol, fizzy biting carbonation. O: Big burly Old Guardian with some well-integrated bourbon characteristics. The underlying beer, however, is not tamed, so that’s either good or bad depending on perspective. I’m somewhere in the middle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7431) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a cloudy reddish color with a medium white head. A big sweet bourbon and malt nose. Sugary sweet, light bourbon, oxidized. A mellow sugary beast. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 (Pendant le ’’Calm before the storm’’ à Stone Liberty Station): Etiqueté ’’Guardian’s Slumber’’: Un délicieux dessert de caramel riche aux racines profondes et de houblons floraux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2013 bottle. Big caramely and vanilla nose. Flavor is nice, very hoppy , some caramel. Seems to be stuck in the middle, in a few years its probably a nice caramel bwine, fresh its probably nice and hoppy. lots of potential

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
2010 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a clear orange copper with no head. The aroma is wood, booze, vanilla. Sweet malt, vanilla, light booze, very good.

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